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Old 12-06-2011, 04:44 PM   #451 (permalink)
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I have seen farmers I know put some heavy loads on a dually but never seen a Ford squat like that before, get a Kodiak or a Peterbuilt good God man.....
You should see all the guys down here hauling hay in from Louisiana, hell that Ford ain't squatting at all compared to what I saw on I-10 a couple weeks ago.
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I have seen farmers I know put some heavy loads on a dually but never seen a Ford squat like that before, get a Kodiak or a Peterbuilt good God man.....
I didn't even think it was squatting that bad.

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Old 12-06-2011, 06:19 PM   #453 (permalink)
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Mac I love your rig. I dislike everyone trying to talk it down.
If your tow rig was a CTD the group would be drooling over it. for some reason an over loaded cummins is "it". If anyone puts a trailer behind anything else there dangerous.

I say pull that sucker if it doesnt work change it.
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:30 PM   #454 (permalink)
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I would rather tow with a Ford with the bumper two inches off the ground that tow with a level Dodge or Chevy!!!!
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:32 PM   #455 (permalink)
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Mac I love your rig. I dislike everyone trying to talk it down.
If your tow rig was a CTD the group would be drooling over it. for some reason an over loaded cummins is "it". If anyone puts a trailer behind anything else there dangerous.

I say pull that sucker if it doesnt work change it.

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Old 12-06-2011, 08:12 PM   #456 (permalink)
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Picked up the F350 last week, and the trailer yesterday. The F350 replaced my F250 and the trailer is 28ft w/ 85" ceiling. Gonna use it to haul everything I own to Tx.
So that was my purchases from a few weeks ago...yesterday I picked up a new gooseneck that'll haul my vehicles to Tx. For the $$ I've spent, I should've just bought a semi and a 45ft flatdeck trailer


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I didn't even think it was squatting that bad.

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Mac I love your rig. I dislike everyone trying to talk it down.
If your tow rig was a CTD the group would be drooling over it. for some reason an over loaded cummins is "it". If anyone puts a trailer behind anything else there dangerous.

I say pull that sucker if it doesnt work change it.
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I would rather tow with a Ford with the bumper two inches off the ground that tow with a level Dodge or Chevy!!!!
well i know it doesn't get 30 mpg at 90 mpg towing 30k...

I really like the interior of the 08 trucks. The 6.4 has so far been a good motor. Delete the dpf and it wakes the truck up. I'm thinking that some airbags and we'll get down the road...I'm thinking that I have a year to dial this setup in before a possible 2013 KOH trip...mostly it will be 3 to 4 hours trips in 2012...so plenty of time to figure it all out...

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So that was my purchases from a few weeks ago...yesterday I picked up a new gooseneck that'll haul my vehicles to Tx. For the $$ I've spent, I should've just bought a semi and a 45ft flatdeck trailer


Hind site it a bitch... But that 45 is sweet!!!!
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well i know it doesn't get 30 mpg at 90 mpg towing 30k...

I really like the interior of the 08 trucks. The 6.4 has so far been a good motor. Delete the dpf and it wakes the truck up. I'm thinking that some airbags and we'll get down the road...
My boss has a 6.4 and I like it having a truck that will blow the tires off uphill with a loaded trailer isnt the best for towing but damn its cool and not having to buy the tires it even sweeter. I have to disagree on the interior I prefer the 99-07 much better the streering wheel seems to small in the 08+ to me.

How much total weight are you going to run?
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I seem to remember someone mentioning that the newer ford trucks are squatting more than the older ones
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I seem to remember someone mentioning that the newer ford trucks are squatting more than the older ones
Ignore all the Pro-GM commentary (as much as I agree ), look at the squat difference. Definitely more squat than we're used to... probably to improve the ride unloaded.

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Hind site it a bitch... But that 45 is sweet!!!!


My boss has a 6.4 and I like it having a truck that will blow the tires off uphill with a loaded trailer isnt the best for towing but damn its cool and not having to buy the tires it even sweeter. I have to disagree on the interior I prefer the 99-07 much better the streering wheel seems to small in the 08+ to me.

How much total weight are you going to run?
Imgine if Ford would've put a good motor in the 03-07 trucks...

I'm hoping with all aboard to stay under 30k gross. That gives me 11k to build an interior, load up two rigs, and parts and spares.

The truck rode like a caddy with that trailer...much better than when empty.

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well i know it doesn't get 30 mpg at 90 mpg towing 30k...

I really like the interior of the 08 trucks. The 6.4 has so far been a good motor. Delete the dpf and it wakes the truck up. I'm thinking that some airbags and we'll get down the road...I'm thinking that I have a year to dial this setup in before a possible 2013 KOH trip...mostly it will be 3 to 4 hours trips in 2012...so plenty of time to figure it all out...

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i see bad dragging before you ever get to the lake bed. i would plan to be parking/camping a lot closer to the road. at least have someone scout it if you haven't been there yet.

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Imgine if Ford would've put a good motor in the 03-07 trucks...

I'm hoping with all aboard to stay under 30k gross. That gives me 11k to build an interior, load up two rigs, and parts and spares.

The truck rode like a caddy with that trailer...much better than when empty.

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The 6.0 is seeing a bit of a revival from some it seems when it came out it was cutting edge but they didnt test the thing enough....

11K aint much for what you got planned heck two rigs alone can easily take up 5k to 8k alone....

Yeah like a Mack or Peterbuilt the are designed to work and ride much better that way! Got a Class A? Because you might need it.
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Accident waiting to happen...
Explain why you say that.

I see a couple things I dont agree with but I want to hear what you have to say.
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Accident waiting to happen...
How so?

Uhaul trailer rated to tow 5290lbs, 7500lbs gross

As long as that Jeep has a V8 in it:

4.7L Tow Cap: 6500lbs

5.7L Tow Cap: 7200lbs

That wrangler can't weight more that 5000lbs.
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Accident waiting to happen...
Felt good to pounce on somebody huh

I've done so much worse than that. Props for posting a U haul trailer
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I know I might be a little over the tow capacity but only a little
The truck has a C13 and 12spd Freedomline, I have owned the truck for 7.5 years and yes I do have a class A non CDL. Oh yea the truck also has an air locker.




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i see bad dragging before you ever get to the lake bed. i would plan to be parking/camping a lot closer to the road. at least have someone scout it if you haven't been there yet.

yotee' wishin he could swing that setup
I was at KOH this year and scooby has a trailer that's 8 foot shorter. He made it work, I'm not too worried, it has rollers under the bottom...

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The 6.0 is seeing a bit of a revival from some it seems when it came out it was cutting edge but they didnt test the thing enough....

11K aint much for what you got planned heck two rigs alone can easily take up 5k to 8k alone....

Yeah like a Mack or Peterbuilt the are designed to work and ride much better that way! Got a Class A? Because you might need it.
Its an rv, no class a needed...

Also no outside stickers...

Drive sane, don't get stupid...

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Explain why you say that.

I see a couple things I dont agree with but I want to hear what you have to say.
I have had a coworker pull about 5k of lawn mowers, blowers, and weedeaters behind his Grand it killed his brakes and the engine was at a higher rpm than it should have been in my mind. The trailer being a Uhaul well those can suck depending on who has been maintaining them how do I know a friend used to work for Uhaul. Look how the Wrangler is strapped down in the rear I have never seen that method and not really liking how the front is stapped downed to well either but it might just my view on it. Looks like the chains and wiring are dragging the ground to boot....
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How so?

Uhaul trailer rated to tow 5290lbs, 7500lbs gross

As long as that Jeep has a V8 in it:

4.7L Tow Cap: 6500lbs

5.7L Tow Cap: 7200lbs

That wrangler can't weight more that 5000lbs.
My wife has an 03 Tundra Limited but I and hope she wouldnt either try to tow 5K behind it also used a extended cab 95 F150 rated to tow my 88 Bronco but in reality it wasnt really the best use of the F150 and the brakes were easily over ran and the engine a 5.0 with an EAOD and a 3.55 gear sucked.

Just because its rated to doesnt mean it might be best too.
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Accident waiting to happen...
Uhaul auto transport gross weight. 5300lbs

Jeep gc 3.0l DIESEL max towing. 7300. Pulled just fine.
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Explain why you say that.

I see a couple things I dont agree with but I want to hear what you have to say.
It was just more of a test. Looking into a feather weight trailer to knock the weight down some.

The rear strap is going over the frame.

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